31 Dec '12, 1pm

Four Architects Design the Green House of the Future via @jetsongreen

Four Architects Design the Green House of the Future via @jetsongreen

The Wall Street Journal asked four architects to draw up plans for the most energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable house they could imagine. Moreover, the Journal asked them to do it without thinking about cost, technology, aesthetics, or the way people habitually live. The plans were published yesterday. What do you think about these green houses? 1. Branching Out – William McDonough + Partners Of course, Bill McDonough ’s house is built from the ground up with materials that could break down harmlessly or can be reused elsewhere. The design mimics a tree. The curvy surface, like a leaf, contains a photosynthetic layer embedded in the fabric of the home to capture sunlight. The eaves shade the occupants, and the facade, or bark, self cleans and heals itself. 2. On the House – Rios Clementi Hale Studios The Rios Clementi Hale Studios Home is an edible house, combini...

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